Learn how to make a cape with this collection of free Cape Patterns that comes in a variety of sizes and styles. Tutorials for a circular cape, half cape, full length cape with or with out a hood.
They have the same price – FREE!. Whether you’re looking for a cape to add style to a fall outfit, are into cosplay or want a cute cape for your kiddo, Fleece Fun has several to choose from.
The Fall Cape for Girls and the Car Seat Poncho make nice outwear to layer. Also these Super Girl and Batman Capes will have your kiddo ready to fight maniacal villains.
The Red Riding Hood , The Fast Hooded Cape, The High Low Cloak, The Hooded Cloak, and the easy sew/ no sew long cloak pattern each come with a hood for drama. But like one hood and a different bottom? No problem, they are all interchangeable. You can read about that here.
Capes tend to require more fabric and it’s better to use a fabric with a wide width (like fleece, or jersey knit) to make the cape more full looking, the precise amount depends on who you’re making it for. For example a small child, 1 1/2 yards, and adult’s cape can be 4 yards or more depending on the fullness of the cloak and hood. It’s always best to double check the pattern so you have the correct amount of fabric.
Making a cape from a blanket can be a great way to upcycle and save on money. a simple fleece blanket and easily be used with a pattern to make a cape (if you’re ok with cutting it up). You can of course simply use safety pins or clothes pins to fashion a clasp in the front and leave it as a blanket!
Many of the free tutorials come with a hood. Adding a hood is simple. Just follow the directions and add the hood to the neckline.